Written by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD  | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Jul 04, 2019

Incidence of Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is seen commonly in infants between the age of 9 months and 1 year or soon after they start wearing diapers. This condition can also occur in older children if they wear diapers.

The diaper rash is more common among -

  • Babies who are bottle-fed versus those who are breastfed
  • Babies whose diapers are changed infrequently
  • Babies who wear diapers constantly
  • If urine of stool stay in contact with diapers for a long time
  • Babies who have been treated with antibiotics for a long time can also gets the rash

Comments

guest Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Diaper rash in is caused due to urine being acidic in nature. You must make the infant sit in a shallow bucket with a littlewarm water and 1tst starch (common starch - used to starch clothes at home) for 5mins. the water level should be blow the hip level.

Most Popular on Medindia